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The driest ecosystem. Some plants and animals have adapted to
the limited water supply. Cactuses, shrubs, coyotes, and roadrunners are this ecosystems organisms.
This ecosystem is covered with tall grasses. They receive a medium amount of rain. Grasshoppers, prairie chickens, and bison are
animals that live in this ecosystem of North America.
This ecosystem is a cold, dry region. The ground beneath the surface is frozen all year long. Some grasses can grow in a tundra, but trees cannot. In the spring and summer, arctic foxes, caribou, and other animals thrive in these areas.
This ecosystem is filled with trees, wildflowers, and animals. This area gets more rain than grasslands. Deer, foxes, raccoons, and squirrels often live here.
This ecosystem is always wet. They get rain year-round. This area supports thousands of species of plants and animals. Colorful birds such as the toucan and beautiful flowers such as the orchid live here.
a system of overlapping food chains in which the flow of energy branches out in many directions
Since almost three-fourths of Earth's surface is covered
with water, many organisms live in here.
Organisms that live in the saltwater habitats of oceans are
different from organisms that live in freshwater habitats.
The producers in this ecosystem are as large as
bald cypress trees, or as small as single-celled algae.
The Okefenokee Swamp
is a freshwater ecosystem. It is home to many plants, fish, water `birds, and other animals.
Everglades National Park
has both freshwater and saltwater ecosystems. Much of the Everglades is covered with sawgrass. Alligators, fish, water birds, and other animals live here.
are in shallow ocean areas. All ocean water is salty. Coral reefs have many different organisms. The fish that live in this ecosystem are very colorful.
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